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After selling the part worn Conti TS860s that served me so well over the last 2 years on my old 9th Gen I was in the market for something for my new car given the size difference. (235/45/17 94)

Settled on these: Kleber Krisalp HP3 - Tyre Reviews

Get really good reviews, better than the Contis in the snow! - 2018 Auto Bild Winter Tyre Test - Tyre Reviews

Picked them up for £78 each delivered from here: https://www.tyres-pneus-online.co.uk/ Which is "budget" winter tyre price, for a well reviewed tyre.

Will get Honda to fit them in a month or so, last time they charged £40, cheaper than anywhere else!
 

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Without previously seeing your thread I had ordered the same Kleber winter tyres, but through "Mytyres"; should be arriving at fitting station in next few days.
 

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I suppose where you are you'll need them - weather can 'turn' and badly as well, even if it's for a few weeks!

Keep us posted how you get on.

I've posted in another tyre thread my displeasure in the Primacy 3's once it gets cold - DOESN'T happen to all so-called Summer tyres.

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Without previously seeing your thread I had ordered the same Kleber winter tyres, but through "Mytyres"; should be arriving at fitting station in next few days.
Brilliant, good choice!

However, please see my other post regarding the fall off in grip at 12 degrees, it only happened for a week and they now stick like glue, especially in the wet, even at 13 degrees.

Interestingly, normally new tyres are a bit slippy as they initially wear in, but these were initially great, then fell off, then came back.

No regrets now and can't wait to see how they deal with the white stuff, but be careful in warmer temps for the 1st month.
 

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Without previously seeing your thread I had ordered the same Kleber winter tyres, but through "Mytyres"; should be arriving at fitting station in next few days.
Hi Mike, how have you found the new tyres?
 

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Alot cheaper than some all season alternatives that are favoured here. I bet there rubbish after 50% worn?
Yes, a good price, and I'd rather have dedicated summer/winters, rather than a compromise.

Time will tell if they wear well though.
 

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Apart from one overnight cold spell; which was well below freezing the temperature hasn't really dropped that much (currently 9C ) so haven't really noticed much difference between the handling on the Primacy 3 and the new Kleber HP3. Even the tyre noise is much the same over varying surfaces. So waiting for the bad weather to really set in.

Interestingly "MyTyres" delivered within in 3 days (from online order) direct to fitting station from Berlin, no UK stock. The fitter said as the weather has been kind in the UK there is virtually no stock in UK as all winters tyres are coming from Europe. Reason being there is confirmed volume of sales in Europe and the manufacturers don't want to have excess stock left in UK after the winter is past.
 

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Winter tires

Because of the road trip I recently had with my family, I was forced to finally order a set of winter tires for my 2006 Honda Civic LX. I went for the Toyo Observe GSi-5 Tires.
 

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Just taken off my winter tyres and refitted the Primacy 3. Most noticeable was the increase in background tyre roar/rumble from the Michelins.

The Kleber winter tyres were hardly marked, so ready for next winter or 2 or 3.
 

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Just taken off my winter tyres and refitted the Primacy 3. Most noticeable was the increase in background tyre roar/rumble from the Michelins.



The Kleber winter tyres were hardly marked, so ready for next winter or 2 or 3.


So ....... Michelin summer tyres noisier than kleber?
Are your kleber full winters?
Considering kleber all season when I eventually do enough miles to justify swapping from Michelin’s (as delivered.)


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Hi,

Yes & Yes. They were Kleber Krisalp HP3 full winter. Somewhat softer response than the Michelins.

I actually have put them up for sale on Preloved as I have now sold the Civic.
 

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Well, the Klebers are back on and I can straight away tell they grip sooooo much better in the wet than the standard Primacy 3's, I can actually get off the line with a my foot more than 70% down now.

Hopefully the fade in grip when its dry and slightly warmer won't return, but I think its just a factor of these winter tyres and many like them.
 

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Im seriously looking at a pair of Goodyear All Seasons for the front, my limited time on snow in the Gen8 proved it was terrible on the "summer" Asymmetric 3's.
i'll be going all seasons next time. these bridgestone LM32 and Nokian WR-A3's work well but very quickly go off when we get those warmer dryer days in winter. noticably longer brake distances vs summer tyres and cornering grip just not quite as good as you'd want.
i'm sure scotland sees it worse but here in the midlands it's more wet and frosty than snowy and another -6c on temps like you get
 

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Im seriously looking at a pair of Goodyear All Seasons for the front, my limited time on snow in the Gen8 proved it was terrible on the "summer" Asymmetric 3's.




My intermediate’s waiting to go on last month.



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Was nervous after watching YouTube video on dry stopping distance. Not as good as summer tyre. But swings and roundabouts. I swapped because I figured my excess on my insurance was about same as 4 new tyres. I’d rather spend it on tyres than be off the road due to snow/ice. Call me paranoid.
But you Drive accordingly. A lot quieter than summer tyres. MPG .... early days to compare yet but they have given me a return of 73 on a drive home from Devon. My best on summers was 83 but with many high 60’s and low 70’s generally. Grip wise, I don’t push my car so I don’t approach their grip limit but not had any issues so far. As for XL, my tyre fitter claimed barely notice any difference. But I do have 16’s. Plus XL was cheaper option. He charged me £316.60 for four fitted and balanced. About similar price to four Goodyear asymetric’s which was my choice for my mk8. Only thing to bear in mind with all tyres but winter/all seasons especially. 1.6 is minimum, 3 is recommended change but on winter/all season I believe 4mm is depth they can start to drop off dramatically especially on snow. I’m happy so far with choice. A few days ago I ended up behind a Romanian reg car. They looked like my treads to me and I’d say they get worse weather winter wise than us so .....


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